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Yep, I understand it. It keeps the default alignment that Windows sets by default, I have a different alignment myself (4096 rather than the 1024).
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It sounds correct to me. Proper alignment and restoring an image that was aligned = the disk will be aligned.
     
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Great! Thanks Sean and Joycelyn!

Sean, I'll be using your aligment guide when I get my drive.


EDIT:

Oh! Price increase from yesterday to today! I was waiting to see if they come down a little.

Yesterday:
301

Today:
294


I got the "BAA" with the bracket ordered.
Edited by Turtley - 4/4/12 at 4:27am
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Sean, I know you or alot of other people might be able to answer this question for me.

I'm looking to get the Crucial M4 for my laptop. However, my laptop is already over a year old and if I plan to spend this $$$ on a SSD I want to be able to use it for a good 3+ years on my next laptop. Can anyone tell me with confidence the lifespan on these SSD's? Should I expect to be able to swap it out of my old laptop in a few years and use it in my new one?

Thanks guys! Hopefully I can get a quick answer and pick one of these up for a good deal!
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newegg has the Crucial M4 128GB on sale with an e-blast promo code for $130 wheee.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442&Tpk=20-148-442&nm_mc=EMC-GD040312&cm_mmc=EMC-GD040312-_-index-_-Item-_-20-148-442
Promo Code: EMCYTZT1401
As always, your account must be signed up for the e-blast newsletter to use this promo code wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Cakewalk_S View Post

Sean, I know you or alot of other people might be able to answer this question for me.
I'm looking to get the Crucial M4 for my laptop. However, my laptop is already over a year old and if I plan to spend this $$$ on a SSD I want to be able to use it for a good 3+ years on my next laptop. Can anyone tell me with confidence the lifespan on these SSD's? Should I expect to be able to swap it out of my old laptop in a few years and use it in my new one?
Thanks guys! Hopefully I can get a quick answer and pick one of these up for a good deal!

Ive had my first SSD for almost a year and a half now, and it hasn't shown any signs of wearing out yet thumb.gif
Edited by Nemesis158 - 4/4/12 at 11:34am
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newegg has the Crucial M4 128GB on sale with an e-blast promo code for $130 wheee.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442&Tpk=20-148-442&nm_mc=EMC-GD040312&cm_mmc=EMC-GD040312-_-index-_-Item-_-20-148-442
Promo Code: EMCYTZT1401
As always, your account must be signed up for the e-blast newsletter to use this promo code wink.gif

A little late: http://www.overclock.net/t/1238675/128gb-crucial-m4-129-99/40

SOLD OUT too. frown.gif
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Sean, I know you or alot of other people might be able to answer this question for me.

I'm looking to get the Crucial M4 for my laptop. However, my laptop is already over a year old and if I plan to spend this $$$ on a SSD I want to be able to use it for a good 3+ years on my next laptop. Can anyone tell me with confidence the lifespan on these SSD's? Should I expect to be able to swap it out of my old laptop in a few years and use it in my new one?

Thanks guys! Hopefully I can get a quick answer and pick one of these up for a good deal!

You can expect 5-20 years depending on usage.
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I ended up getting one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236

I'm really in need of a new drive. My HDD is uber slow on my laptop and I feel its going to fail me anytime soon...

Question on transferring files...

So I get the SSD next week. Hopefully I'll get my OS disks from home too. They're dell backup disks so I'm not sure yet how easy it'll be to reinstall the OS...

Lets say I get the drive aligned and the OS installed and windows is up. Can I take the drive out of my laptop after I install it. Plug it in my desktop, plug in my old laptop hdd in my desktop too and just copy and paste files? I think that's going to be the easiest way for me to transfer files... Just not sure if its a good idea....
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Originally Posted by Cakewalk_S View Post

I ended up getting one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236

I'm really in need of a new drive. My HDD is uber slow on my laptop and I feel its going to fail me anytime soon...

Question on transferring files...

So I get the SSD next week. Hopefully I'll get my OS disks from home too. They're dell backup disks so I'm not sure yet how easy it'll be to reinstall the OS...

Lets say I get the drive aligned and the OS installed and windows is up. Can I take the drive out of my laptop after I install it. Plug it in my desktop, plug in my old laptop hdd in my desktop too and just copy and paste files? I think that's going to be the easiest way for me to transfer files... Just not sure if its a good idea....

Yes you can, why would you not be able to? lol
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I am planning on buying a SSD finally. I'd rather ask here than start a new thread.

If my motherboard has one of the older Marvell SATA3 controllers (Marvell® PCIe 9128 controller on a Sabertooth X58) would it be smarter to connect a SSD to the SATA2 ICH10R connector? The intro posts make it sound like the Marvell controllers are slow, clumsy, and error prone with driver issues.

Thanks for your help
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I am planning on buying a SSD finally. I'd rather ask here than start a new thread.

If my motherboard has one of the older Marvell SATA3 controllers (Marvell® PCIe 9128 controller on a Sabertooth X58) would it be smarter to connect a SSD to the SATA2 ICH10R connector? The intro posts make it sound like the Marvell controllers are slow, clumsy, and error prone with driver issues.

Thanks for your help

Yep, the native controller is best.

You can use the Marvell, but I can not say it has TRIM support and it will not give issue, though some have had no issue with it.
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